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Law & Order: UK

S6-E4 Trial

S6-E4 Trial

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Review

This is one of those byzantine, unspooling Law & Order plots. If you were to spell out the stages of the story from a bunch of youths bullying a postman in the opening scene to a coda in a care home, it would sound like the product of an unhinged mind (and unhinged minds are very much part of the picture). But the way the drama draws us through it, revelation by revelation, feels as if
it makes sense, more or less.

The only giveaway is when we see Toby Stephens briefly as a psychiatry professor: no character he plays will turn out to be minor, and as always, he adds a touch of class in a strange tale of fascists, big pharma and a murdered Jewish janitor.

Summary

The murder of a caretaker has been so carefully planned and executed that the police are left without a single piece of evidence. Adding to the mystery is the fact that the crime is laid out in detail in a manual purchased three weeks earlier in the victim's name. Brooks and Casey eventually track down the killer, who confesses, but the trial is put in jeopardy by a canny defence lawyer. Guest starring Toby Stephens.

Cast & Crew

Ronnie Brooks Bradley Walsh
Sam Casey Paul Nicholls
Natalie Chandler Harriet Walter
Jacob Thorne Dominic Rowan
Alesha Phillips Freema Agyeman
Henry Sharpe Peter Davison
Martin Middlebrook Toby Stephens
Rachel Mathesson Penny Downie
Simon Wells Arthur Wilson
Julia Anstiss Jeany Spark
Dr Roddy Armitage George Anton
Sara Waldman Seline Hizli
Eleanor Annabel Mullion
Gordon Wells Sam Graham
Mary Wells Lucy Fleming
Tony Wright Peter Silverleaf
Cal Donnally Ged McKenna
Frankie Carl Prekopp
Helen Rachel Bavidge
Haya Ngama Amy Yamazaki
Andy Nicholas Banks
Judge Richards Crispin Redman
John Peters Christopher Gilling
Guy Kerridge Jerry Lindop
Postman Lawrence Lambert
Supervisor Gareth Williams
PET technician Mike Sengelow
Nurse Liz Hallyburton
Director David O'Neill
Executive Producer Dick Wolf
Executive Producer Andrew Woodhead
Executive Producer Stephen Garrett
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone
Producer Richard Stokes
Writer Nick Hicks-Beach
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